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Valentine’s Day Sweet surprises

Valentine’s Day is a holiday when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts. Given their similarities, it has been suggested that the holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. But the true origin of the holiday is vague at best. Valentine’s Day did not come to be celebrated as a day… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Sweet surprises

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Baked Crepes with Cottage Cheese

One of my childhood joys was baked crepes with cottage cheese. In a country with so few candies and sweets to in from the shops, homemade desserts were heaven for us. This recipe is one that I did not try for a few years. It is one of my favorites but keep forgetting about it.… Continue reading Baked Crepes with Cottage Cheese

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Menu ideas for Christmas

Christmas cooking can be daunting. The pressure to make it good, make it tasty, and just make it work is big. Planning ahead is the key. It always starts with choosing the right menu. Sorting out what you’re going to cook and when, and then prepping the dishes, is the secret to Christmas Day success. Think… Continue reading Menu ideas for Christmas

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November 28th 2021 – USA National French Toast Day

The French call this toast “pain perdu” (lost bread), because you can use stale bread to make it. Most experts agree that French toast dates back to ancient Rome. Food historians believe the term “French” does not even mean France; instead, it refers to the verb “to French” which means “to slice” in Old Irish.  Irish… Continue reading November 28th 2021 – USA National French Toast Day

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2021 Friday, November 26thNational Cake Day

The word "cake" has Vikings' origins. It comes from the Old Norse word “kaka”. Early cakes in England were also essentially bread. The big difference between a "cake" and "bread" was the round, flat shape of the cakes. The cooking method was also different: cakes were turned over once while cooking, while bread was left… Continue reading 2021 Friday, November 26thNational Cake Day

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Chocolate pudding with walnuts

I love pudding, especially chocolate pudding. I make it quite a lot for my little boy. This is the easiest and healthiest recipe. Chocolate pudding Ingredients: 1 large avocado diced and sliced1 banana sliced4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powdercocoa powder for decorationwalnuts for decoration1 teaspoon honey2 teaspoon vanilla extract6 tablespoon milk Directions: Put all the ingredients… Continue reading Chocolate pudding with walnuts